The start of the work of the Kandadji Programme, for the construction of the Kandadji dam, has provided the opportunity to analyse and reflect on the legal texts relating to irrigated land in Niger. This has led to strong recommendations for improving the legal framework for the management of public land, particularly irrigated land.
The Kandadji dam, currently under construction in Niger, will displace 38,000 people. The High Commission for the Development of the Niger Valley (HCAVN), in accordance with national law, is committed to compensating people for the traditionally-owned land that they will lose.
This fact sheet describes how the economic benefits of Kandadji dam in Niger could provide long-term development for local people through a local development fund, the 'FIDEL-K' (Local Investment and Development Fund for the Area Affected by the Kandadji Dam).
This study proposes the creation of a local development fund as a mechanism for sharing the profits from the electricity generated by the Kandadji dam with affected populations, it also provides guidance on the setting up of the fund as well as the changes in Niger's legislation (specifically the Electricity Code) that would have to be made. The fund would be known as the 'Local Investment and Development Fund for the Area Affected by the Kandadji Dam' (FIDEL-K).
This study aims to clarify the legal, institutional and financial aspects of sharing the profits from the sale of electricity from Kandadji dam with the affected populations.
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The High Commission for the Development of the Niger Valley (HCAVN) initiated on behalf of the Niger state, the development of a standard contract for an emphyteutic (long) lease for the peo
Between 2007 and 2012 GWI financed rural water supply programmes across eight countries in the East and West Africa regions, including construction of new and/or rehabilitated rural water schemes and establishment of water committees.
This is the final communiqué of a regional workshop organised by the Water Resources Coordination Centre of ECOWAS (CCRE) in partnership IUCN and IIED and financed by UKAid from the British Government and the Howard G. Buffett Foundation through the Global Water Initiative in West Africa.
This is the workshop report from a regional workshop on the theme: “Towards security of tenure for farmers in large scale irrigated rice schemes in the Sahel” which was held on 2-3 June 2014 in Bamako, Mali.
This survey was commissioned by GWI three years after the start of the 2008-2012 programme in West Africa with the aim of assessing the sustainability potential of the rural water services supported by GWI during this period and to learn lessons from governance and management systems. It is part of the ongoing learning and evaluation of GWI's work.